Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q4 2018)

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Wiltshire Council as part of a batch sent to 9 authorities

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Dear Wiltshire Council,

In terms of the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, and subject to section 40(2) on personal data, could you please provide me with a complete and up-to-date list of all business (non-residential) property rates data for your local authority, and including the following fields:

- Billing Authority Property Reference Code (linking the property to the VOA database reference)
- Firm's Trading Name (i.e. property occupant)
- Full Property Address (Number, Street, Postal Code, Town)
- Occupied / Vacant
- Date of Occupation / Vacancy
- Actual annual rates charged (in Pounds)

If you are unable to provide an absolute “Occupation / Vacancy” status, please provide the Exemptions and / or Reliefs that a particular property may be receiving.

Please provide these data as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file, capable of re-use, and under terms of the Open Government Licence (meaning reuse for any and all purposes, including commercial).

I last requested this data three months ago, and this is a request for an updated and current dataset.

I'm sure you get many requests for business rates and responding and managing these FOIs must be costly for you. Could I request that - as 71% of local authorities now do - you update and release this dataset via a dedicated page on your local authority website or on an open data service. I can recommend approaches for you to consider, and you should find that this reduces the time and cost of this request process.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

FOI, Wiltshire Council

Dear Gavin,

Please accept this as acknowledgement of your request for information. Your reference is in the subject line. We will respond within 20 days.

Kind Regards,

Freedom of Information
Information Governance Team
Corporate Services and Digital
Wiltshire Council
County Hall | Trowbridge | Wiltshire | BA14 8JN

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Convery, Josie, Wiltshire Council

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Dear Mr Chait,


Please find my response letter along with attachment enclosed.


Kind Regards,





Josie Convery

Senior Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Corporate Services and Digital

Wiltshire Council

County Hall | Trowbridge | Wiltshire | BA14 8JN


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